Clovis News: Sports

Week 8 roundup

Buchanan 28, Clovis 7

Nigel Simons had four rushing touchdowns to lead the No. 1 Bears (8-0, 3-0 TRAC), who led 7-0 at halftime.

Buchanan coach Mike Vogt said the game's key play came in the third quarter when the Bears forced a Cougars fumble at their 40-yard line. The resulting touchdown drive made the score 14-0.

Clovis fell to 3-5 and 1-2.

Corcoran 31, Lindsay 3

A matchup of two of the Central Section's top-ranked Division V teams turned out to be not much of a contest Friday.

Austin Fugate rushed for 126 yards and Pete Armbruster added 100 to lead Corcoran High to a 31-3 East Sequoia League victory over Lindsay.

Corcoran (6-2, 2-0) -- ranked No. 1 in D-V -- jumped to a 21-0 first-quarter lead, capped by two short Armbruster touchdown runs.

Lindsay, ranked No. 3 in the division, fell to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in the ESL.

Clovis West 21, Clovis East 14

The No. 9 Golden Eagles got three first-half touchdown runs from Kendal Brock to take early control before holding on to defeat the No. 15 Timberwolves in a rematch of last year's Central Section Division I championship.

With his team trailing 21-14, Clovis East's Sean Johnson-Bey broke off a 57-yard run to the Clovis West 5-yard line with about 1 minute to play, but the Golden Eagles stuffed four straight running plays.

Earlier in the fourth quarter, Johnson-Bey capped a 17-play, 99-yard drive for Clovis East (3-5, 1-2) with a 3-yard touchdown to make it a one-possession game with 8:49 remaining.

Clovis West (3-5, 1-2) then tried to run out the clock, but stalled at the Clovis East 34 and punted to the 1 with 3:52 to play before Clovis East put together its final drive.

Bullard 20, Sanger 14

The No. 19 Apaches tested the No. 2 Knights, with John Pinedo running 93 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and Vincent Enriquez adding a 22-yard touchdown run in the third to give Sanger a 14-6 lead at Tom Flores Stadium.

But Bullard scored all its points in the second half -- including two unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter -- to pull out the County/Metro Athletic Conference victory, with Jordan Jones running in one from 28 yards and Devan Mack capping the scoring from 2 yards out with 5:16 left to play.

Mack scored 14 points for the undefeated Knights (8-0, 3-0), adding a 31-yard touchdown in the third quarter and a 2-point conversion following Jones' touchdown. Mack rushed 20 times for 139 yards.

Sanger is 3-5 overall, 1-2 in the CMAC.

Reedley 28, Clovis North 7

David Cardoza scored three times and the 20th-ranked Pirates bolted to a 28-0 lead en route to the CMAC victory.

Richard Casteel completed 11 of 15 passes for 113 yards and scored on an 8-yard run for Reedley (6-2, 1-2). He connected with Cardoza on scoring plays of 8 and 22 yards.

Clovis North, top-ranked in Division III, fell to 4-4 and 0-3.

Hanford 46, Mt. Whitney 22

Jared Loewen rushed for 73 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bullpups (5-3, 3-1 West Yosemite League), who bolted to a 20-0 first-quarter lead.

Connor West led Hanford with 82 rushing yards and Dijon Foster added 77.

Mt. Whitney quarterback Tanner Mendonca, the section's leading passer, was held to one touchdown pass as the Pioneers fell to 5-3, 3-2.

Tulare Western 69, Granite Hills 20

Rudy Lujano passed for 316 yards and six touchdowns, including three to Nathan Allen, as the Mustangs rolled to a win.

Allen finished with 176 receiving yards for Tulare Western (3-5, 2-2 East Yosemite League). Curtis Ricks had 74 receiving yards and two scores.

Joel Jacuinde had 82 receiving yards for the Grizzlies (0-9, 0-5).

Porterville 28, Chavez 14

David Ali's second touchdown, a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter, put it out of reach for the host Panthers and kept their slim EYL title hopes alive.

Ali ran 14 times for 54 yards and also scored on a 1-yard burst for Porterville (5-3, 3-1). Chavez's David Hope led all rushers with 95 yards on 16 carries.

Madera South 25, Fresno 21

Chance Nevarez's 6-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown run propelled the Stallions (1-7, 1-2 North Yosemite League).

Dariuss Rodriguez had two short touchdown runs for the Warriors (1-7, 1-2).

Kingsburg 38, Kerman 14

Garrett Steele rushed for 100 yards and Tyler Bray accounted for three touchdowns to power the No. 12 Vikings.

Kingsburg (8-0, 4-0 Central Sequoia League) led 31-0 at halftime behind two Dylan Newbill touchdown catches.

L.J. Sandoval passed for 147 yards for Kerman (5-3, 2-2) with one touchdown pass and another on the ground.

Immanuel 47, Selma 21

Ben Fixel rushed for 167 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles, who led 40-0 heading into the fourth quarter.

James Kawagoe added 108 rushing yards for Immanuel (4-4, 2-2 CSL), including a 68-yard touchdown.

Selma (3-5, 1-3) got 141 receiving yards from Anthony Martinez.

Washington 45, Chowchilla 26

Adam McCurley passed for 250 yards and accounted for six touchdowns, as the visiting Panthers took control of the North Sequoia League by dominating the defending D-IV champions.

Washington (6-2), ranked No. 2 this year in the division, is 4-0 in league. Chowchilla fell to 4-4 and 2-2.

McCurley completed 22 of 34 passes for three touchdowns and surpassed the 2,000-yard mark. He now has 2,163 yards. McCurley ran for scores of 21, 4 and 11 yards, and had touchdown passes of 18 yards to DeShawn Johnson, 6 yards to Jose Benevidez and 12 yards to Josh Williams.

Garrett Slate led the Redskins with 70 yards rushing. He scored on a 5-yard run and caught a 12-yard pass from Devin Gaines.

Sierra 22, Liberty-Madera Ranchos 21

Colton Zimmerman's 5-yard touchdown run with 55 seconds left and Gavin Hamilton's 2-point conversion lifted the Chieftains, who stuffed Liberty on fourth-and-2 from the Sierra 25 with 2:28 remaining.

Zimmerman passed for 150 yards and Gavin Hamilton had 93 rushing for Sierra (5-3, 1-3 NSL).

Josh Garza had 144 rushing yards for the Hawks (4-4, 2-3), and Brandon Sidhu added two 1-yard touchdown runs.

Parlier 32, Fresno Christian 26

Gustavo Hernandez's 5-yard run in the fourth quarter sent the Panthers ahead to stay in a West Sequoia League victory.

Hernandez also caught a 26-yard scoring pass from Joey Arredondo for Parlier (4-4, 1-2).

Fresno Christian (4-4, 1-2) rallied late on Riley Endicott touchdown passes to Tim Miller of 24 and 43 yards.

McFarland 23, Laton 20

Three touchdown catches and 137 receiving yards by Noel Ramirez weren't enough for the Mustangs (1-7, 0-3 East Sierra League).

McFarland is 5-4, and 2-1 in the ESL.

Riverdale Christian 51, Clovis Christian 38

Jasper Tompkins rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Crusaders (5-0, 3-0 Central Valley Small Schools).

Garrett Young rushed for 162 and two scores for the Wildcats (4-3, 2-1). Tyler Krigbaum had 262 passing yards but was intercepted twice.

Tulare 49, Delano 14 Trevor Jones passed for 238 yards and five touchdowns, and Edward Dillihunt scored four times as the fourth-ranked and unbeaten Redskins (8-0, 4-0) all but clinched the East Yosemite League title.